29 March 2009

The Birthday Festivities

I could try to make this funny, or witty, or whatever, but it's just gonna take too much effort.


I had quite the birthday a few weeks ago, and I need to let those who made it great know that I actually appreciated what they did.

First off, I was treated to a trip home to Nashville by my parents. I think the original plan was to see me before I left the country for four months. Update: Peru is a no-go. I decided making money and getting married not-penniless was better than spending the summer abroad and coming home with a bank account that would get me the key to bum town. (Anne, what do you think? Rent's cheap, food's free...)

Nashville was fun. Unfortunately, the photo evidence of that trip is on my parents' computer.

Thanks, mom and dad.

When I got back to Salt Lake from Nashville, my grandma paid me a birthday visit at my sister's house.

Thanks, grandma.

Cody was glad when I got back to Provo. He wanted to show off his hard work at decorating my room.

Please notice that my bed has arms (Snuggie), and that my present is in a princess bag.

Cody wasn't actually the mastermind behind the decorations. He was just there to reach all the high places. When I saw the princess bag, I knew that this could only be the work of my friends Tammy and Melissa.

Thanks, Tammy and Melissa (and Chelsea and Callie...and Cody).

When I got to work the next day, I found a 20-pack of these in "my" drawer.

They can be purchased here.

Thanks, Chelsea (different Chelsea from the one mentioned above).

Later that night or week (I really don't remember now), Anne gave me her present, and then a week later, she constructed the birthday cake of all birthday cakes. I wish I had taken a picture of it. It was a real work of art. She took my favorite flavor (lime) and one of my favorite foods (cake) and turned it into a party in my mouth. Fantastic.

Thanks, Anne.

And thanks again to everyone that participated in the big two-four. I needed something like this to help me cope with the quarter-life crisis I've been having this last decade.

Happy birthday to me!


Strawboat said...

:D I didn't think they'd be mentioned! You owe me a picture of the first car to meet you're wrath! I mean...enjoy you're birthday present however you so choose... :D

Diane said...

That was one loooooooong birthday! So glad you had lots of celebrations! The princess bag was worth the wait!

Kimberly said...

I wish you had taken a picture of the cake...it sounds delicious!! That's quite the birthday celebration...too bad I missed it!

Julie Mack said...

Yah for birthdays! I'm super jealous you have a Snuggie. :)

Robyn said...

Yay for a future amazing cake maker in the family! I wish you'd taken a picture, too. I'm keeping the "I Park Like An Idiot" stickers that you left in my car, by the way. So funny. Happy Birthday!

Tina said...

Paul and I have birthdays 2 consecutive days, 2nd and 3rd of April so we have 2 days of celebrations, and if we get lucky they are over conference weekend when we see family so its even more fun. I love LOOOOOOONG birthdays! They are the best! Looks like you are very loved! Happy Birthday (late)

Missy said...

I just got back from the gym, my sides were already hurting... then I read the "I park like an idiot" thing... Ow. :)

Becky Glover said...

Happy Birthday - you're a rockstar! I need some of those parking things - because man do I park like an idiot! I admit it, it just takes too much time to do it right!